Fashion Over Reason

Monday, December 10, 2018

Street Wise



There's something so smart about a wide leg plaid trouser, but in classic me form, I couldn't resist the dichotic appeal of pairing them with some laissez-faire pieces that would likely very much go against anyone else's style intuitions.

Balance is something I constantly reiterate on this blog, and it's my best piece of fashion advice when I'm asked to impart my "wisdom." Counterbalancing vibes instead of leaning into one full throttle is something I instinctively apply to every single outfit I put together.

If I feel pulled too strongly in one direction, I have to tip the scales on the opposite end. Which is why you're seeing me here in office pants with a baggy long sleeve tee, a ski hat, and rock 'n roll accessories.


Details:
Shirt from a diner in Sonoma
Aritzia pants
& Other Stories boots
BLK DNM jacket
Fendi bag
Elizabeth and James sunnies

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Florals for Fall, Groundbreaking



Transitional weather presents the most fabulous opportunities for fashion moments. You know, when it's between seasons and building outfits is all about tactical layering. It's personally where I feel at my sartorial best, maybe because I was raised in a place where dressing for four distinct seasons was always a life necessity.

I especially love when layers are fluid and oversized and when proportions are toyed with, just like what's happening in this airy autumnal getup. Cropped plaid wide leg pants paired with a cropped flowy floral blouse, topped with a robe-like coat that drops almost all the way down to my ankles.

Elevated just the right amount of inches by these super sensible-yet-chic & Other Stories booties.


Details:
Top, coat, pants: all Aritzia
& Other Stories Boots
Marais USA bag


Friday, November 23, 2018

Glossier Lidstar Swatching: A Holiday Special



I recently swatched the Glossier Lidstars on my Insta Stories and I felt like popping that up on here could be helpful for all of you who are looking for either the perfect holiday makeup or gift ideas for your girlfriends, sisters, mothers.

The 5 shades in order above are: Herb, Fawn, Cub, Lily, Slip, Moon.

Here's what's great about these eyeshadows:

- They're buildable
- They layerable
- They can look super subtle and natural as much as they can make a big statement
- They can be mixed in with other products to add a touch of shine (for example, I add the Moon to my Cloud Paint for a little dew)

They're ideal for all those holiday parties you'll be attending, trust. They also make for great stocking stuffers, ideal secret santa gifts, and super special presents to put under the tree.

Here's the kicker: GLOSSIER IS HAVING A 20% OFF EVERYTHING SALE THROUGH THE ENTIRE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND. So get to it for all your holiday beautifying this festive season.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP GLOSSIER WITH 20% OFF THROUGH THE WEEKEND

Feel free to email me some questions or DM me on Insta :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

What I Wore to Travel & Explore



If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen this look before. I wore this on our trip to Chicago a couple of weeks ago, put together with the Windy City's weather in mind. In fact, this was my airplane ensemble, which I had planned to stay in through our first day of exploring. It ended up being perfect.

Here are the reasons I love this look:

- The stripes are a classic but the pink scarf adds a nice jazzy touch.
- The color scheme is understated but not a snoozefest.
- The & Other Stories cords are a beautiful deep shade of blue and cute unexpected crop flared cut.
- The white Vans provide quintessential cool girl vibes.
- The suede jacket is vintage at its finest (an old Ann Taylor piece from what appears to be late 80s), and the color is echoed in the (also vintage) belt—a beautiful textured leather Armani.

It's one of those outfits that anyone can recreate, whether you're inspired by the individual pieces or the color palette. Kind of an autumnal no-brainer!


Details:
Comme de Garçons Play striped top
Tara Jarmon x Toute à l'École scarf (part of the proceeds go to schooling for Cambodian girls :)
& Other Stories cords
Vans sneakers
Vintage suede jacket and belt from A Part of the Rest

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ziggy Stardust Lite



Take the ultimate preppy piece—the white-collared shirt—throw a giant star on it (this one is by Current/Elliott), pair it with skinny leopard print denim, rock some patent leather loafers, and you've got a getup worthy of (a demure) Ziggy Stardust. I wore this fun look to One Kings Lane's brand new Soho store opening, which I thought made an apropos chic-yet-casual statement.

The great thing about both these separates is that they're super versatile. The white shirt for obvious reasons, and the leopard bottoms because they're autumn's hottest print while also being a great neutral (yes!) that you can actually wear with any color, from muted to loud (really!), depending on how adventurous you are.

Get my pieces below!


Details:
Current/Elliott shirt
Fidelity Denim Leopard print jeans
Repetto loafers
Marais USA bag

Sunday, November 4, 2018

3x1 Denim



I haven't worn skinny jeans in probably about 3 years, but if anyone could ever get me back on that wagon, it's definitely 3x1 Denim. Their collections always feel so fresh and current, plus the pieces are designed right here in the heart of New York City on Mercer Street and made in the USA. If you want that luxe feeling in an intrinsically cool pair of premium denim, these are the jeans are for you.

The rest of my outfit here is all vintage (except for the boots), like a usually roll. For some reason I felt compelled to take THE print of the summer—hawaiian—and fall's hottest—animal—and mash them together. It's like they're passing the torch to one another.


Details:
Vintage jacket (from Davis Tisdale Vintage)
Vintage Dolce & Gabbana shirt (from Odessa Rae vintage)
3x1 Skinny Crop jeans
Rag & Bone boots (last year's collection)
Vintage Fendi bag (from Thredup)


Here are some of my favorite styles from the 3x1 fall collection. Check them out!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Everyone's Favorite Joie Sweater



My history with this Joie sweater is one of success: every time I wear it, I get a ton of compliments. When I posted it on Instagram, people went crazy for it. Can't blame them: it's an awesome statement piece, packing a punch without being too wacky—80s redux at its finest, some might say. I thought I'd do everyone a favor and provide some sources on where to get it!

Here:
Nordstrom
Revolve
SAKS
Shopbop



Details:
Joie color block sweater
Agolde jeans
Arno Cooperative mules
Vintage bag


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Meet the Kenneth Cole Riley



You've probably noticed that I haven't updated my blog in a very, very long time, and I'm sorry to all of you who have been waiting for me to get back to it! Hopefully the wait will have been worth it because my comeback brings something quite exciting: the most perfect line of fall shoes.

You guys know about my absolute obsession with footwear, so I figured this would be extremely apropos. Kenneth Cole, quintessential New York City brand, has just released the Riley collection, which is chock full of really gorgeous, amazingly versatile styles.

It's got something for everyone, from the lady who prefers a more sensible heel height (here's lookin' at yours truly) to the badass babe who loves a towering stiletto.



Let me tell you exactly why you need to add a pair of the Kenneth Cole Riley collection to your fall wardrobe:

- As mentioned, the line comes in a variety of styles, heel heights, and colors, so there's literally something for everyone.
- Kenneth Cole made sure that comfort was key and did not compromise on style.
- They come at a super killer price point.
- Back to comfort for a sec: Kenneth Cole designed the Riley collection with the Techni-Cole technology. Here's the best way to describe it: the sole is basically padded with a rebound system for max comfort so that you can do all of the things that you need to do in your busy day while looking super chic, all without your feet having to hurt on top of it—and that goes for all available heel heights.



I'm wearing here the calf hair kitten heels from the Riley collection because I'm a wimp and can no longer walk in anything higher (though the 4 inch models would be just as comfy thanks to that padded rebound system I mentioned before).

I'm head over heels (shoe humor) for these pumps and have already walked many miles in them (New York lyfe). Never once did my feet hurt, I've had zero blisters, and I think we can all agree that I never ceased to look chic, amiright.




Wanna get your own calf hair kitten heels or another piece of the collection? Trust me on this, you do—go shop my Kenneth Cole Riley pumps!



Photographed by Yael Steren



This post is a collaboration with Kenneth Cole and Stylinity, and I can't recommend these shoes enough.